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Make-The-Mets-O-Meter: Hitters, Vol. 2

Lots of movers and shakers since last week. Chris Carter and Ike Davis continue to punish the ball, while Fernando Martinez reminded everyone why he was such a highly touted prospect. Anderson Hernandez seems the likely backup shortstop should Jose Reyes miss out on Opening Day, but Ruben Tejada is making his case. Mike Jacobs: patient hitter?

Player Comment
Russ Adams, IF Eleven total bases and a 1.100 slugging percentage. Not sure he can still play second base.
Shawn Bowman, IF* Could be a useful guy to have around the farm in the event that Wright ever misses any time. Bowman's glove at third is supposed to be tremendous.
Jolbert Cabrera, UT 0-for-9 with a walk and a .182 OPS. I'll take drunk Miguel Cabrera over sober Jolbert Cabrera.
Chris Carter, 1B* Carter is making the most of his chances, hitting .625/.667/1.875 (that last one is his SLG, not his OPS) in nine plate appearances, tallying three home runs and eight RsBI.
Frank Catalanotto, OF Cat has a triple and a walk in his six trips to the plate, plus a couple of rib-eye steaks.
Mike Cervenak, 1B/3B 3-for-7 with a walk. And some other stuff. Ooh, a hit-by-pitch.
Chris Coste, C* Five at-bats in three games probably makes sense for a guy who is fourth or fifth on the catching depth chart.
Ike Davis, 1B Batting .524/.583/.952 with three doubles, two home runs, nine RsBI and 20 total bases in 24 plate apps.
Nick Evans, 1B/OF* Same story, different place. Nobody even knows who this guy is. Evans has even fewer plate appearances (2) than Francisco Pena (3).
Jesus Feliciano, OF Five-for-nine with a couple of walks, but his days are probably numbered.
Andy Green, IF I thought Green was in camp—he's listed as an NRI on the Mets roster page, but he yet to make an appearance this spring.
Kai Gronauer, C Oh, Kai. Not looking good mein Mann.
Anderson Hernandez, IF* OPS-ing .984. In nine plate appearances. If Jose Reyes isn't ready by Opening Day, Hernandez could very well start the season with the Mets.
Luis Hernandez, IF .377 OPS surely puts him behind Anderson Hernandez on the "Who plays if Reyes can't?" list.
Mike Hessman, 1B Not hitting so far, at all. Hit some dingers, man! Everyone is watching.
Mike Jacobs, 1B Five walks in 13 plate appearances. Wait, what? Bold prediction: There's almost no way he doesn't make the team.
Fernando Martinez, OF* Martinez is rocking a gaudy 1.637 OPS with 20 total bases in 18 at-bats.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Hitting .300/.462/.400 with a few walks in limited playing time.
Mike Nickeas, C Someone's gotta catch bullpen sessions.
Francisco Pena, C Pena is really just in camp to catch some pitchers, as evidenced by his zero playing time to this point.
Jason Pridie, OF* His .566 OPS is lower than Davis's individual OBP and SLG marks. He also has eight strikeouts in 20 plate appearances.
Shawn Riggans, C One can never have too much catching depth, right? Right? Guys?
Omir Santos, C* Hitting the crap out of the ball, which they'll love in Texas or Binghamton.
Ruben Tejada, SS Leads the team with 25 plate appearances. Could he possibly make the team as a backup middle infielder?
Josh Thole, C* 1.111 OPS in nine plate appearances including an opposite-field bomb of a double against the Astros the other day.

= Chance of making the Mets is unchanged.
= Chance of making the Mets is going down.
= Chance of making the Mets is going up.
* = player on 40-man roster